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I’m going for a bank loan – what should I watch out for?
posted on July 30, 2014

1. Understand the purpose of the debt facility that your business needs: Is it for working capital or seasonal fluctuations? Funding for an acquisition Funding to invest in the growth of the business 2. Be able to demonstrate the repayment source for the required debt facility In the case of working capital – the facility…

Mobile Banking

Could digital banks become the norm?
posted on July 14, 2014


Social media is the latest battlefront for banks
posted on July 10, 2014


I’m importing goods from China and they’re asking for payment upfront
posted on May 20, 2014

There are a number of things to consider and also some useful resources you can use for any further research you might like to do. Questions to consider Do you trust your supplier? As they are based in China, consider the consequences of the goods not being sent as agreed. Do you have a contingency…


I want to take payments online, what do I need to consider?
posted on May 5, 2014


What is venture debt?
posted on March 19, 2014


How do you measure intangible assets?
posted on March 4, 2014


Bank loans vs VC: what freedoms will I give up?
posted on December 2, 2013


How do I monetise my app and encourage conversion?
posted on November 12, 2013


Why won’t banks touch my gambling startup?
posted on October 23, 2013


How to bank efficiently when expanding abroad
posted on October 8, 2013


Bank Lending – what’s the story?
posted on September 26, 2013


What type of security would a bank look to take – and why?
posted on September 18, 2013

The risk profile of the business and size of loan will determine the security that a bank will take. In some early stage businesses a bank may look for additional security, which can be in the form of supported and unsupported guarantees. Unsupported guarantees are a personal assurance to the value of £x without the…


How long should it take to open a business bank account?
posted on September 13, 2013